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When white seems right

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The power of wearing white! So easy to recognize....think...a doctors lab coat, the cricketers uniform, the blushing bride...However, back in the day ('the day' being the 16th century), white was typically worn by French Queens representing mourning. It was not until Mary Queen of Scots married her first husband, she chose white as she felt it was her most flattering colour. And why not; it's bright, it's fresh and it goes with everything. Which is why diamonds are a girls best friend!

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I have a tendency to want to scotch guard myself (is that still a product?) when wearing white. However, why should the fear of stains hold us back? After all there are multiple stain removing methods and products. My favourite among them is this:  Merely hold the spot of your garment tightly over a bowl, carefully pour boiling water over the stain and watch it drip out of the fibers and into the bowl. This method works with wine, juice and berry stains. Love this, as there are no chemicals. So go forth and immerse yourself in white (and have another glass of Merlot)!

Mavi Adrianna glam white rinse $118 now at $89

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This is just an utter show stopper! Just a breath of extra layer, with gorgeous embroidery detail. Wear it with destroyed jeans or even a tank dress. Just a few of many possibilities.

Cream sheer embroidered blouse $79

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Maybe a fresh crisp blouse is your preference. White offers so many possibilities as, it's like a blank slate, adding colours is a total breeze. With the lovely detailing here, it still offers the possibility of just wearing it as is. Or build on the vintage look of the eyelet!

Cream Zina pintuck blouse $99

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Because mosquito's would have more access to your beautiful skin, is no reason to pass up this great sweater. Just slightly out of the ordinary with slight open work giving that little extra something.

French Connection sweater (black or white) $68


White is kind of the 'smile' of the colour palate, people just naturally give you a head tilt and lighten up when you sport a bit of white, be it a big toothy grin, a diamond (yes please) or a garment. So don't be afraid of white, it's the colour of comforting things, our pillows, sugar for our tea or Gramma's hair.

Yours in fashion passion....

Suzanne M.

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How many is enough?

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PLUM'S CURRENT promotion: 4 days only...buy a pair of jeans, get $ 20 off! It's that easy! ( black denim, skirts or jackets are not part of this promotion). In all Plum stores until Sunday October 18.  Online use Promo Code 20JEANS1015 

Jeans were originally created merely as miner's work wear, not the fashion icon they've become.  In one poll, 91% of women own at least one pair, and a whopping 25% own 10 pairs or more (I feel relieved of guilt). But why own more than 3? Because they're the best fashion invention since mascara! Long gone are the days we had a death grip on our favourites, purchased after an eternal search for 'the fit'!  Now that's no longer necessary as every season presents new finishes, better cuts and style fabrications.

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Favourite jeans and the hand knit sweater look. I love this open cardigan, the variegated knit pattern reminiscent of sweaters from decades ago. (I won't say how many!)...Always a a winning pairing. Easy weekend wear with the motorcycle boot.

Point Zero spaced dyed open cardigan (caramelo) $79

Mavi Alexa Jogger 5 pocket jean $118

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A favourite night-out-with-the-girls look..destroyed denim with heels! Just enough to make you look a tiny bit dangerous, or at least not so serious! Wear with one of the Tobias Jackets, duster or long cardigan.  Such a rock star look.

Mavi Emma boyfriend ripped vintage jean $118

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I can hear you now..."I have no space in my life for heels". In which case, the above jeans are perfect. Ankle length, pull on, super stretchy fabrication (Cotton/poly/spandex); no zippers or buttons to contend with, but just enough fading and whiskering to make them look like they've been yours for years.  Fabulous with Keds or ankle wrap ballet flats or really flats of any kind.

Becxy B Riley pull on dark denim skinny jeans $ 89

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Plum carries a wide range of the best made jeans. Dish is designed right in Vancouver and above is an excellent example of one of their very well designed jeans. Very high tech looking with the dark denim, zippers and angular seams, yet still comfortable with the cotton/poly/Lycra stretch combo.

Dish skinny velo with zip jeans $ 120

So just how many jeans should you own? Well, let's just say, what's in your closet is no one's business!

Yours in Fashion passion...

Suzanne M.

ps...don't forget the $ 20 promotion...time to stock up! In all Plum stores until Sunday October 18th.   Online use Promo Code 20JEANS1015  www.plum.ca 

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Get that black skinny-jean look...

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If I told you that your black pants would stay black after washing them, you'd either laugh, or suspect I was inhaling paint fumes. Frustrating when we spend the time to find just the right fit, we then begrudgingly wash them and they are just never the same. After all, if we wanted grey pants, wouldn't we just purchase grey ones? DISH JEANS was listening and has answered our black pant prayers! They've created a patent pending fabric with 'unparalleled colour-lock technology'. After 20 washes, there is no colour fading!

Let's have a look at how great they look with everything:

 

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And note that 'skinny' is no longer just for the very very slender. It's now constructed to accommodate curves and the 'thin at heart'. What a stunning ensemble. Not too complicated, yet enough interesting details to draw the eye in the right direction.

Plum zip front fitted jacket $185

Plum lace back, shark bite hem top $59

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Of course for the casual, busy days, chasing children or browsing though best sellers...easy to pair with your favourite jean jacket and pimsolls. The black, skinny pant goes everywhere. Probably best to buy more than one pair, because now, you won't hesitate to wash them.

Mavi Samantha Jean jacket (dark vintage) $108

Nanavatee stripe tank top (various colours) $35

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The best marriage (apart from your own) is red and black. Red lipstick, black hand bag, or of course, as above with fetching red pumps!

Tobias black 2 button jacket $179 (made locally)

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Above ,Dish jeans paired with a bejeweled stripe top. Forgo the accessories if you wish, this sweater has embellishments to mirror the twinkle in your eye! Also so easy to change footwear with this; merely change to pumps for a night out, or ankle booties.

Tobias jacket and Sydney stripe top (coming soon) $85

So glad that the denim manufacturers have heard us, 'we want comfort and style' and they delivered and now black that won't fade. Could comfortable heels be far behind?

Yours in Fashion passion

Suzanne M.

 

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The struggle to find the perfect pair of pants

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If you’ve struggled over the years to find the perfect pair of pants, your search just might be over.  The current fashions are working in almost everyone’s favour, as it’s one of those rare seasons with more than one key trend in pants. Women with curves are rejoicing for high waist trousers and the classic bootcut with wide waistbands.  Those with longer legs are happy to sport skinny pants and tapered bottoms.  Many love the revival of the wide leg pant, and it’s safe to say we can all appreciate the comfortable amount of stretch in pants these days.  There seems to be a fit for every style at any age right now!

If the usual pant woes that discourage us from venturing into stores and trying them on are over, have you found the perfect pair of pants this fall?
 
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